Kyoichi Sawada
[Photographer, b. 1936, Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan, d. 1970, Cambodia.]

 If you’re there, you get good photographs. 

Bill Brandt
[Photographer, b. 1904, Hamburg, Germany, d. 1983, London.]

 Photographers should follow their own judgment, and not the fads and dictates of others. Photography is still a very new medium and everything is allowed and everything should be tried and dared... Photography has no rules. It is not a sport. It is the result which counts, no matter how it was achieved. 

John Gossage
[Photographer, b. 1946, Staten Island, New York, lives in Washington D.C..]

 Photography has always been a simple medium, compared to painting in oil or chipping at marble. 

Jack Kerouac (Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac)
[Writer, b. 1922, Lowell, Massachusetts, d. 1969, St. Petersburg, Florida.]

 It’s pretty amazing to see a guy, while steering at the wheel, suddenly raise his little 300 dollar German camera with one hand and snap something that’s on the move in front of him, and through an unwashed windshield at that. (On the road with Robert Frank, 1958) 

Duane Michals
[Photographer, b. 1932, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, lives in New York.]

 One of the marvelous things about film is that if you expose it long enough you’re going to get a picture. 

Josef Koudelka
[Photographer, b. 1938, Biskovice, Moravia, Czechoslovakia, lives in Paris.]

 I never stay in one country more than three months. Why? Because I was interested in seeing, and if I stay longer I become blind. 

Anton Corbijn
[Photographer, b. 1955, Strijen, Netherlands, lives in London.]

 I don’t crop my images and I always shoot handheld. By doing that I build in a kind of imperfection and this helps to emphasize reality. 

Boris Mikhailov
[Photographer, b. 1938, Kharkov, Ukraine, lives in Kharkov and Berlin.]

 They say about me, that I proceed like a cat in hiding, watching. I am waiting for the best moment to press the button of the camera. 
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